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KINTAMANI - BALI - NATURAL

PINEAPPLE  |  WATERMELON  |  GOLDEN KIWIFRUIT

Producer: Karana Coffee
District: Buta Kaan, Bali, Indonesia
MASL: 
1200 - 1350
Process:
Natural
Varietal:
S-795 & Karika
Roasting Profile:
Pourover, Aeropress, French Press


Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
75%
(3)
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(1)
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V
Veronika Schmidt
Love the flavour

Well balanced, ordered it again already

J
Jackie McKenzie
Exactly as advertised!💖

On the packet it says..Pineapple, Watermelon and Golden Kiwifruit and that's exactly what you get, this coffee is glorious fruit salad way to start the day. It has plenty of kick and works fine in my french press. Enjoy.👍

M
Monica Lamb-Yorski

Great to have a single origin coffee from Indonesia. Loved it in the Chemex. A beautiful partnership between growers and roasters.

D
Daniel Lister
Great tasting coffee, not for the first timer.

A tasty topical fruit forward single-origin bean by Flight Coffee out of Wellington/ Auckland. This Bali-Indonesian natural-process bean is a great example of the high-quality specialty coffee roasted in Aotearoa New Zealand by people who know what they’re doing, and care about the growers.

Review Point Score
Roast level Medium to Medium-Light

Aroma/ Smell Tropical fruit, slightly fermented

Acidity/ Brightness Medium and refreshing

Body/ Mouthfeel Clean and vibrant

Flavour and Aftertaste Tropical fruit, lingering nuttiness

Price $21/250g

Overall Great coffee, not for the first time specialty coffee drinker.

I brewed the beans using a Hario v60 pourover and a 15g:360g ratio of medium-grind beans to (96oc) tap water. The stability of the water temp wasn’t perfect, but for a home barista – that isn’t uncommon. Our tap water is really good, unchlorinated, and on the soft side and I am happy that I got out of the beans what I wanted to get. I chose the v60 for this review having had the same coffee via an Aeropress a couple of days ago. The pourover vs immersion can be a challenge, but I really liked how the v60 allows the brightness to shine through making for a refreshing and clean cup of coffee with good body.

I must admit, I didn’t find the brewed coffee particularly aromatic, however the beans have a lovely rich, nutty, and slightly fermented fragrance. The Natural process for these beans lends itself to the tropical fruit flavours with that quintessential ferment-y tang. This coffee needs and deserves to be drunk black and without additives – addition of milk would dull the nuanced subtleties that you look for in this sort of coffee. A natural process single origin coffee might not be everyone’s choice, and as an entry into specialty coffee, it may be a slight shock. However, if you’re willing to try something different to your usual, or you’re looking for a great single origin with a twist, then I can recommend this coffee to you.

You can find out more by visiting the Flight Coffee site and ordering your own bag. I’ve had great service from Flight, and get my beans within a day or so of ordering. The beans are fresh, match the descriptions, and are delivered in home-compostable courier bags.

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The coffee was produced by Karana Coffee, a boutique processor of Specialty Coffee green beans with a special focus on Bali. They are a micro-lot processor focused on developing quality Arabica from the coffee plantations of Kintamani. All Karana’s Bali red cherries come directly from their farms and are then processed at their facility an hour’s drive away in amongst the rice fields of Banjar Juga, Mas, central Ubud.

Embedded in traditional village life they are the only Specialty Green Bean processors in Bali that control quality from the farm to finished product. They train and employ local people contributing annually to projects centered on community education and the environment. Their coffees are traceable and processed with the utmost care.

The Coffee is grown in village Batu Kaang in the Kintamani Region which is located in the northeast of Bali. The loamy sands of Kintamani are quarter age and the volcanic Inceptisols and Entisols have good physical and chemical properties conducive for coffee farming. Located at the slopes of the active Mount Batur volcano and being in the vicinity of Mount Agung the Kintamani area is ideal for coffee cultivation. The cherries are laid out undercover on drying beds made from bamboo with wire mesh for 24hrs then moved outside to concrete patios in the full sun.

The coffee is raked several times per day, covered with tarpaulin at night, sorted and dried to 10% moisture rested then hulled. The name Kintamani became synonymous with Bali’s coffee production and since 2008 the coffee produced here is placed under geographical indicator protection being the first of its kind in Indonesia.

 

 

 


Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
75%
(3)
25%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
V
Veronika Schmidt
Love the flavour

Well balanced, ordered it again already

J
Jackie McKenzie
Exactly as advertised!💖

On the packet it says..Pineapple, Watermelon and Golden Kiwifruit and that's exactly what you get, this coffee is glorious fruit salad way to start the day. It has plenty of kick and works fine in my french press. Enjoy.👍

M
Monica Lamb-Yorski

Great to have a single origin coffee from Indonesia. Loved it in the Chemex. A beautiful partnership between growers and roasters.

D
Daniel Lister
Great tasting coffee, not for the first timer.

A tasty topical fruit forward single-origin bean by Flight Coffee out of Wellington/ Auckland. This Bali-Indonesian natural-process bean is a great example of the high-quality specialty coffee roasted in Aotearoa New Zealand by people who know what they’re doing, and care about the growers.

Review Point Score
Roast level Medium to Medium-Light

Aroma/ Smell Tropical fruit, slightly fermented

Acidity/ Brightness Medium and refreshing

Body/ Mouthfeel Clean and vibrant

Flavour and Aftertaste Tropical fruit, lingering nuttiness

Price $21/250g

Overall Great coffee, not for the first time specialty coffee drinker.

I brewed the beans using a Hario v60 pourover and a 15g:360g ratio of medium-grind beans to (96oc) tap water. The stability of the water temp wasn’t perfect, but for a home barista – that isn’t uncommon. Our tap water is really good, unchlorinated, and on the soft side and I am happy that I got out of the beans what I wanted to get. I chose the v60 for this review having had the same coffee via an Aeropress a couple of days ago. The pourover vs immersion can be a challenge, but I really liked how the v60 allows the brightness to shine through making for a refreshing and clean cup of coffee with good body.

I must admit, I didn’t find the brewed coffee particularly aromatic, however the beans have a lovely rich, nutty, and slightly fermented fragrance. The Natural process for these beans lends itself to the tropical fruit flavours with that quintessential ferment-y tang. This coffee needs and deserves to be drunk black and without additives – addition of milk would dull the nuanced subtleties that you look for in this sort of coffee. A natural process single origin coffee might not be everyone’s choice, and as an entry into specialty coffee, it may be a slight shock. However, if you’re willing to try something different to your usual, or you’re looking for a great single origin with a twist, then I can recommend this coffee to you.

You can find out more by visiting the Flight Coffee site and ordering your own bag. I’ve had great service from Flight, and get my beans within a day or so of ordering. The beans are fresh, match the descriptions, and are delivered in home-compostable courier bags.

If this review is helpful, or you have any feedback please let me know below. You can sign-up to get new reviews straight to your inbox.
Follow me at nzcoffeereviews.wordpress.com, on IG @nz_coffee_reviews, and on FB @NZCoffeeReviews